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Learn to communicate with maximum effectiveness and lead an organization through interpersonal challenges towards a harmonious and conflict-free work environment

  • Integrate inner transformation with practical strategies and processes of conflict management
  • Learn through active participation in real-world case scenario role plays
  • Reduce stress and develop a deep inner calm, an essential quality for a leader engaged in conflict resolution

Learn to creatively avert difficulties and dangers before they hit

Knowing how to manage conflict, on both the personal and professional level, prepares you to avoid potentially negative outcomes before they can escalate to the point of no return. Become the manager who avoids damaging conflict by creatively resolving differences. One study found that 50% of Americans have left a job to “get away from their manager” at some point in their career. (Gallup 2015, “The State of the American Manager”)

The Master’s in Leadership & Workplace Conflict Resolution cultivates essential skills in the areas of:

  • Inner transformation,
  • Communication,
  • Leadership, and
  • Conflict resolution.

In addition these skills will enhance your ability to create a harmonious, effective workplace environment.

Leadership & Workplace Conflict Resolution Specialization Credits

Out of the required 58 credits to complete the MBA, a minimum of 16 credits have to be taken in the respective Business Specialization.

You can earn your MBA with a Leadership and Workplace Conflict Resolution Emphasis by completing 16 credits from the following:

  • MGT 5830 Mediation and Negotiation (4 credits)
  • MGT 5820 Leadership and Management (2 credits)
  • MGT 5821 Leadership and Teamwork (1– 2 credits)
  • MGT 5828 Communication Skills for Managers (2 credits)
  • MGT 5829 Culture and Conflict Resolution (2 credits)
  • MGT 5831 Negotiation in the Workplace (2 credits)
  • MGT 5832 Mediation (2–4 credits)
  • FOR 423 Team Building and Performance (1–2 credits
  • MGT 5342 Human Resource Management (4 credits)
  • MGT 5834 Conflict Resolution in Teams (2 credits)
  • MGT 5836 Difficult People and Difficult Conversations (2 credits)
  • MGT 5060 Advanced Topics in Conflict Resolution (4 credits)
  • *MGT 5838 Capstone Course in Leadership and Workplace Conflict Resolution (2 credits)

Learning by doing

Practice your communication and mediation skills in a safe, supportive classroom environment, and appreciate the added depth of learning when you put your theoretical knowledge into practice. Participation in the classroom sessions allows you to go through the four steps of the feedback loop:

Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) – the tool to increase your sensitivity and awareness


All MIU students practice the Transcendental Meditation technique.
Learn the Transcendental Meditation technique, a scientifically validated method to reduce stress, develop clarity of mind, and build broad awareness, which are all essential qualities for excelling in the techniques and practices of conflict resolution..

Oprah Winfrey, in an interview with Dr. Mehmet Oz, talks about how she learned Transcendental Meditation and benefited so much that she subsequently paid the course fee for all 400 of her employees to learn TM, and the changes it has brought.

“9:00 in the morning, and 4:30 in the afternoon no matter what is going on, we stop and we meditate,” says Winfrey, ”And you can’t imagine what has happened in the company, people who used to have migraines, don’t. People are sleeping better, they are having better relationships and they are interacting with other people better. It’s been fantastic.” About herself, she says that she becomes a 1000% better person when, through TM, she brings herself in touch with something greater than herself.

Featured classes

  • MGT 5829 Culture and Conflict Resolution
    Understand personal differences in the context of cultural differences that have national, religious, and social origins. Learn how to embrace diversity to create a harmonious work group. Apply various cross-cultural models in real case scenarios.
  • MGT 5836 Difficult People and Difficult Conversations
    In this course students will develop and use their emotional intelligence to handle high conflict personality types and other difficult people. They will practice difficult conversations with peers, subordinates and supervisors. They will perfect the art of giving and receiving feedback.
Click here to see a complete list of Courses and Degree Requirements of the MBA.
Click here to see a complete list of Entrance Requirements of the MBA.

Cost & Aid, 2022-23

US On-Campus MBA

This estimate is based on two semesters (one academic year).

One Academic Year Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees$19,530
Federal student loans-$19,530
Your payment$0

Federal student loans are also available for approximately $14,000 for housing, meals, books, and personal expenses.

Additional Financial Aid Information

Your FAFSA automatically qualifies you for the majority of federal student loans for this program. The remaining portion is composed of Federal Graduate PLUS loans that require “no adverse credit” or an endorser. Repayment begins after your enrollment ends.

There are a variety of money-saving tax benefits to assist in reducing the cost of education expenses. More about education tax benefits.
Veterans should contact the VA for information on Veterans Education Benefits. MIU is a Yellow Ribbon school. Our Veterans Certifying Official is our Director of Financial Aid.

Loan Repayment Options

Payments are a fixed amount that ensures your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Payments may be fixed or graduated and will ensure that your loans are paid off within 25 years.
Payments are lower at first and then increase, usually every two years, and are for an amount that will ensure your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Your monthly payments will be either 10 or 15 percent of discretionary income (depending on when you received your first loans), but never more than you would have paid under the 10-year Standard Repayment Plan.
Payments are recalculated each year and are based on your updated income, family size, and the total amount of your Direct Loans. Any outstanding balance will be forgiven if you haven’t repaid your loan in full after 25 years.
Your monthly payment is based on annual income, but your loan will be paid in full within 15 years.

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date. For more information, contact us at finaid@miu.edu for a quick reply — normally one business day — or see more about financial aid.

International On-Campus MBA

This estimate is based on two semesters (one academic year) of this program for a student who is residing on campus.

Annual Cost
Tuition and fees$19,530
Housing (single room*) and meals$7,400
Health Insurance (estimate)$3,506
Personal expenses, books, unexpected needs (estimate)$3,500
Estimated net price$33,936

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date.

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